Sailing is a great water sports activity for the entire
family. If your waterfront home is located on an inland lake,
bay or has access to the ocean you will find a sailboat designed
to meet not only your families need but the environment you will
sail in. Below is a great book designed for those that want to
purchase a sailboat.
The first comprehensive sailing start-up kit
for adult learners
Your First Sailboat
is the only book that puts entry-level
sailboat selection, use, maintenance, and
lifestyle issues all in one place for new
sailors who happen to discover this wonderful
sport as adults. This book answers questions
that other books don't even think to ask: Can a
keelboat tip over? Can I take a centerboard boat
onto open water? What's a fair price to pay for
the boat I want? Can I trailer a keelboat? How
do I make this boat move? How do I make it stop
moving? How do I take care of it? This complete
guide for the beginning sailor:
advice on choosing a sailboat
Provides decision trees
to guide the reader to the perfect starter
Discusses lake vs. ocean
boats, family day sailing vs. racing, and more
Answers all of the new
From the Inside Flap
The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource
*Can a keelboat tip
*Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water?
*How can I determine what boat I want?
*Once I do, whatís a fair price to pay for it?
*Should I buy it new or used?
*How can I tell the difference between a used
boat and one thatís used up?
*Now that I have it, how can I start sailing
quickly and safely?
Your First Sailboat is
the first book to answer all your questions
about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using
your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers
issues that other books ignore, including how to
choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer,
raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull
material is best for your first boat; whether to
buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge
quality and condition; where to keep your new
boat; and what to do about gear, loans,
insurance, and annual maintenance. Special
features of this all-in-one handbook include:
*A descriptive buying
guide to 75 recommended sailboats of all types
and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers,
*A decision tree to guide you to your ideal
*Complete instructions on how to care for and
sail your boat as well as how to acquire it
fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you
need to stop asking questions and start sailing.
Everything else is optional. Save time. Save
money. This book omits everything you donít need
Daniel Spurr is the
editor-at-large of Professional Boatbuilder
magazine and the author of seven sailing books.
He has been senior editor of Cruising World
magazine and for twelve years was the editor of
Practical Sailor, the consumer report of the
sailing world, for whom he has edited a
book-length collection of sailboat reviews. He
has owned and upgraded eight sailboats.